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Frequently Asked Questions About Classes

By Holly Giles | Uncategorized

Where are the classes located? Our classes are split between Central Florida locations like a state park or outdoor venue and our home located in Debary, FL. The classes sound great but seem a bit expensive especially for multiple children. We understand families have a budget for classes and experiences. We too have multiple children. […]

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Teaching Tadpoles

By Holly Giles |

  Hands-on learning works wonders here on the Frontier, so anytime I can match a lesson with the outdoors it is going to be a hit. On a hot, sticky day we invited our friends to Katie’s Landing State Park to do a class on tadpoles. Katie’s Landing is a beautiful hidden gem frequented by canoers […]

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Life in a Pond

By Holly Giles |

Exploring a pond habitat will reveal many things. It is made up of pond plants, pond creatures, and the water that sustains it. Food chains and ecology play an important role in the health of the pond. Take a trip to a nearby pond to complete this lesson and take along a habitat to bring […]

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Field Expedition Service

By Holly Giles |

Field Expedition: Service Serving America through Parks Did you know that many National Park volunteers are serving our country by keeping parks and historical lands open to the public? Many of the beautiful places we visit would be closed if it were not for volunteers. Our family was on a working vacation in Tennessee visiting […]

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Field Expedition Science

By Holly Giles |

Field Expedition: Science Reconnecting through Parks Taking a road trip with just one of my boys does not happen often. I took advantage of an opportunity to take Grayson to several state parks and to Alabama to see my grandmother. I wanted to reconnect with my first born. Whenever we hit the road, we have […]

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Roxaboxen

By Holly Giles | The Gathering Table

Roxaboxen is a book of pure imagination.  Allow your children time to let their imagination soar into anything they can dream up in the backyard. Here at The Giles Frontier, a stick can become a horse, a sword, a walking stick in the woods, a poker for a summer fire and a microphone for the country jamboree. […]

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Rocks and Minerals

By Holly Giles |

Rocks and Minerals Children love rocks, minerals, and fossils. I can usually find a rock rolling around in my dryer from the latest visit to a park. Rocks and minerals can be a fun and interesting study. You can collect for a few months or years and probably not discover all the cool things to […]

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Rock Collection Box

By Holly Giles |

Rock Collection Box: Using an empty mint tin, shoe box or cardboard jewelry box, have your children create a collection box for their finds from the yard, nature walk or park visit. We used an Altoid Mint box, some cardstock paper for dividers and leftover pillow stuffing from the craft box for the bottom. We […]

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